Trevor Scott is the pen name for Lord Captain Scott F. Schmidt. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up in Carlton, where he earned his Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America at age 16. At age 18, he worked on the dangerous flight deck of three aircraft carriers loading weapons on Navy aircraft for four years, and then as an officer in the Air Force for seven years, where he was stationed in various missile units during the fall of communism and as a commander of 500 personnel in a B-52 squadron during the first Gulf War. He is the author of more than 55 books in the best selling Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller Series, the Karl Adams Series, and the Max Kane Mystery Series. He holds a bachelor's in English from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a master's in creative writing from Northern Michigan University. He has traveled to more than 95 countries, lived in Germany for three years, lived in 15 states, and currently resides in Nevada.Scott retired as a captain in the Air Force. His military honors include the Air Force Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Air Force Achievement Medal, Expert Marksmanship, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (the unit bronze star equivalent), and the German Schutzenschnur (silver).As the publisher of Salvo Press for more than 20 years, he won a Special Recognition Award at the Frankfurt eBook Awards for the quality of his publications.Scott has been married for more than 39 years. He has two grown sons and a grandson.